U.S. Supreme Court (WASHINGTON) — A Supreme Court debate Wednesday over parody and popular commercial brands was dominated by talk of whiskey bottles, dog toys, pornography and poop. For nearly two hours, in an argument punctuated by laughter, the justices wrestled with the intersection of freedom of speech and protection forRead More →

Scott Olson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis likened former President Donald Trump’s jabs against him to so much “background noise,” according to excerpts from an upcoming interview with Piers Morgan. “To me, it’s just background noise,” DeSantis is quoted saying in an account of the sit-down Morgan wroteRead More →

Win McNamee/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Some East Palestine, Ohio, residents are still grappling with the aftershock of last month’s train derailment, with one mother offering compelling testimony about how the incident traumatized her young child. The night of the incident, a “huge fireball” was visible from East Palestine resident Misti Allison’sRead More →

Scott Olson/Getty Images (TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — A proposed Florida Board of Education rule could expand restrictions on classroom instruction related to sexual orientation and gender identity. “For grades 4 through 12, instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited unless such instruction is either expressly required by state academic standardsRead More →

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — The Department of Justice announced Wednesday it made the largest methamphetamine bust in West Virginia history. The DOJ charged 30 people with allegedly distributing more than 200 pounds of meth, alongside guns and other drugs, over a period of seven months, dubbing the operation “OperationRead More →

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images (DENVER) — A student who was under a “certain agreement to be patted down each day” at school allegedly shot and wounded two school administrators at East High School in Denver, authorities said. The suspect, 17-year-old Austin Lyle, fled the school after the Wednesday morning shooting and aRead More →

Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — One of former President Donald Trump’s official representatives to the National Archives — the agency that sparked the Justice Department’s probe of Trump’s handling of classified documents — has now sued the Justice Department and the National Archives, demanding access to documents thatRead More →

Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — An appeals court on Wednesday rejected an effort by former President Donald Trump’s attorneys to block Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran from having to testify and hand over records to special counsel Jack Smith’s team investigating Trump’s handling of classified records after leaving theRead More →

Alameda County Fire (NEW YORK) — A “bomb cyclone” is wreaking havoc across an already soaked California, killing at least five people in the San Francisco Bay Area, including four hit by falling trees or limbs, officials said. A dramatic drop in atmospheric pressure triggered the so-called bomb cyclone that sweptRead More →

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for IMDb Justin Roiland, the co-creator and voice star of the hit animated series Rick and Morty, has been cleared of domestic violence charges. Orange County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Kimberly Edds noted in a statement picked up by outlets, including Variety, “We dismissed the charges todayRead More →